Bonefish (Atlantic) (Albula spp.)

(Linnaeus, 1758); ALBULIDAE FAMILY; also called banana fish, phantom, silver ghost, ladyfish, grubber
Occurs worldwide in shallow tropical and subtropical waters around flats and intertidal areas.
The dorsal fin consists of 17 19 soft rays. The anal fin has 8 9 soft rays, the ventral fins have 9, and the pectoral fins have 15 17. There are 65 73 scales along the lateral line—none on the head. The sides and belly of the fish are bright silver. Parts of the fins and the snout may show a yellowish or dusky color. Bonefish are basically schooling fish. The smaller ones can be seen in large schoo... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
67.0 cm
Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, USA
18-Jun-2021
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
66.0 cm
Miami, Florida, USA
06-Dec-2021
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
04-Nov-1998
M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.26 kg (13 lb 13 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
11-Dec-2002
M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.63 kg (14 lb 10 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
28-Feb-2003
M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.14 kg (15 lb 12 oz)
Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
27-Feb-1997
M-06 kg (12 lb)
7.25 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Bimini, Bahamas
25-Feb-1971
M-08 kg (16 lb)
6.53 kg (14 lb 6 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
11-Nov-2002
M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
18-Apr-1990
W-02 kg (4 lb)
5.61 kg (12 lb 6 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
09-Aug-1986
W-03 kg (6 lb)
5.95 kg (13 lb 2 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
05-Apr-1973
W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.46 kg (14 lb 4 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
18-Oct-1988
W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.80 kg (15 lb 0 oz)
Bimini, Bahamas
20-Mar-1961
W-08 kg (16 lb)
5.84 kg (12 lb 14 oz)
Tavernier Key, Florida, USA
23-Nov-1987
W-10 kg (20 lb)
6.23 kg (13 lb 12 oz)
Exuma, Bahamas
03-Jan-1956
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Bimini, Bahamas
12-Nov-1989
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.80 kg (15 lb 0 oz)
Bimini, Bahamas
17-Mar-1983
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Andros, Bahamas
28-Jan-2002
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
27-Feb-1997
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.91 kg (15 lb 4 oz)
Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
19-Jun-1997
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb) (tie)
6.91 kg (15 lb 4 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
15-Apr-1999
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
6.97 kg (15 lb 6 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
27-Nov-2008
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
6.83 kg (15 lb 1 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
20-Mar-2006
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.59 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Andros, Bahamas
27-Mar-2019
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.83 kg (6 lb 4 oz)
Los Roques, Venezuela
09-Jan-2009
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Biscayne Bay, Florida, USA
05-Dec-2007
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
5.04 kg (11 lb 2 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
13-Mar-2006
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.15 kg (13 lb 9 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
05-Oct-2005
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
5.67 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
04-Oct-1999
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
5.24 kg (11 lb 9 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
15-Jan-2008
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
6.48 kg (14 lb 4 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
11-Oct-2002
F-Smallfry
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
10-May-1997
M-Junior
6.37 kg (14 lb 1 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
01-Dec-2002
M-Smallfry
5.66 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
22-Dec-1998

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